Chicken and rainbow pepper stir fry with rice

Here is a simple and tasty stir fry recipe for you! When I put this dish together I did not have a ton of vegetables on hand. This goes to show that even just a few fresh ingredients can come together into a wonderful meal. Ingredients 1 shallot1 onion1 clove garlic2 peppers about 2 lbs … Continue reading Chicken and rainbow pepper stir fry with rice

Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic

This pork roast is a recipe I learned to make when I was living in Slovenia, and I have adapted it a just a bit. It is quite easy to prepare and always comes out wonderful and full of flavor. Ingredients about 3 lb pork roast (I used two smaller roasts)6-8 large cloves garlic2 Tbsp … Continue reading Pork roast with fresh rosemary and garlic

Creamy chicken and mushrooms with sage

Creamy chicken with mushrooms and sage

This recipe is really amazing: creamy, savory, satisfying. Ingredients 1 "glug" oil1 Tbsp butter2 shallotsabout 2 lbs chicken breast, sliced thin15 baby bella mushrooms30 small dried sage leaves, crumbled1/3 to 1/2 cup white winepepper, to tastesalt, to taste1/2 cup sour creamgreen onion, chopped small, for garnish Instructions Slice the shallots into thin pieces, and sautee … Continue reading Creamy chicken and mushrooms with sage

Day at the greenhouse: tropical escape

Gorgeous white orchids with yellow throats

This morning my daughter, husband and I went to the local botanical gardens where there is a very large greenhouse. We love to go there in the winter because the lushness, flowers, and warm earthy scent are so rejuvenating and can't be found outdoors. Being there really does feel like stepping into a tropical paradise, … Continue reading Day at the greenhouse: tropical escape

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Some people make lists before going shopping for groceries. I often do that. Yet, I don't write a fully detailed list. Sometimes, for example, I'll put down "fruit", or "vegetables". The fact is, while I do have a few items already planned out to buy, I like to browse at the grocery store, see what … Continue reading Quiche with chicken, mushrooms, and spinach

Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Cranberry orange sweet bread has been a staple at our family Thanksgiving meals for as long as I can remember. While we always baked it for Thanksgiving, I think it would make a lovely addition to any winter celebration table, as well. Recently I asked my mother where she had gotten this recipe from, as … Continue reading Cranberry orange sweet bread with almonds

Getting through post-holiday blues

Welcome to 2019 dear friends, family, and fellow-people! Christmas is my favorite holiday: it's filled with joyful memories, cheerful celebrations and it really just feels like a magical time. Moving into the new year after a time of festivity and time-off can be challenging. The weather may or may not be damp, cold or dreary … Continue reading Getting through post-holiday blues